Mental illness is just one of many factors in why someone might open fire.
But talking about the El Paso and Dayton tragedies in a nuanced way isn’t exactly one of President Trump’s strong suits. He largely blamed mental ailments for being the root cause of mass shootings, while backing away from an initial tweeted call for expanding background checks — a framing that only fanned the political flames around the issue of gun violence…
Source: Washington Post
Author: Paige Winfield Cunningham